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Document ReferencePCF 4/24
Title'Daegboc Anes Nathwaes, and The Werkes of Umffrey', ed. Walter Nash (Curly Worms Lrd., 1985)
Date1985
Extent31 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionParody of an academic edition of a manuscript, with 'foreword' by Sir David Wilson, 'introduction' by Christine Fell, 'codicological note' by Raymond Page, 'comment on the archaeological implications' by James Graham-Campbell, illustrations by Calum Campbell and calligraphy by Elizabeth Williams.

'Daegboc Anes Nathwaes' is written in a parody of late South Saxon Old English; 'Wifmann ond ham' in a parody of another dialect of Old English; and 'The Werkes of Umffrey' is a collection of humorous poems in a parody of late Middle English - e.g. 'Vakum-Clenere', 'Umffrey Syngeth the Blewes', and 'Of the Hyncomme-Taxe'.
LanguageEnglish
Termlanguages, Old English

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1022Fell; Christine (1938-1998); Professor; Professor of Early English Studies at the University of Nottingham1938-1998
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